I live in the Northwest with my fiance as well as winters here can get quite cold. Not as cold as the east coast, of course, however all of us do get our share of snow, ice as well as sub cold uneven temperatures. The cottage that all of us brought up here has several heating options: it has a central oil furnace hooked up to the Heating as well as A/C program as well as it has a nice big fireplace in the living room. Where all of us are located, gas is expensive however firewood is dirt cheap. For this reason, all of us primarily use the fireplace to keep warm. However, all of us also set the control device to about 60 degrees just incase the fire goes out at evening as well as to keep the up-to-date home comfortable while all of us are away. There is something cosey about a real wood fireplace that heats up the entire house. If all of us come in from the rain as well as our shoes are all wet, all of us just set them in front of the fireplace as well as they are dry within an hour. If one of us is too hot, all of us just move further away from the hearth. Too cold? Move closer to the hearth. In this way, all of us are both always comfortable. I entirely care about chopping firewood too; it is such a wonderful job out as well as seeing the logs burn is hypnotizing. There is just something primitive as well as lovely about a wonderful old fashioned fireplace that simply can’t be updated by imitators. Even if gas was cheaper than wood, I still would care about to use my fireplace over the gas oil furnace, it is just that nice. I really look forward to Winter time every year because it mean I get to use it.